As a licensed massage therapist and holistic practitioner, my goal is to assist in improving my clients health and enhance their well-being. I believe that a massage and wellness counseling can balance a person’s mind, body, and soul. It revitalizes our most precious resources for physical, mental, and emotional health. I provide our clients with a relaxing, compassionate, and stress-reducing massage at affordable prices. The atmosphere that I provide for my clients is a safe, calming, and professional environment where they can come and release tensions, relieve pain, and rejuvenate their bodies.


Stress is an inevitable part of life. No matter how organized your schedule, laid-back your attitude or carefree your lifestyle, very few people escape stress. And, the more we learn about the physical effects of stress, the more we begin to understand how important it is to find ways to deal with stress. From meditation to regular exercise, people have found a wide variety of ways to combat stress and stay healthy. Now, some research is beginning to piece together the benefits massage therapy can add to your health and wellness program.

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In a 2010 study, scientists at Cedars-Sinai investigated the physical effects of massage therapy, finding that the 29 subjects who received 45 minutes of Swedish massage had an immune boosting response when compared to the 24 participants who received 45 minutes of light touch. Hormones and blood cells were measured before and after the massage, and at regular intervals up to one hour after the massage was done“This research indicates that massage does not only feel good, it also may be good for you,” explains Dr. Mark Rapaport, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and lead author, in a report in the Los Angeles Times. “People often seek out massage as part of a healthy lifestyle, but there hasn’t been much physiological proof of
the body’s heightened immune response following massage until now.” The blood tests of participants who experienced Swedish massage showed changes indicating a benefit to the immune system, including a sizable
decrease in arginine vasopressin, a hormone that contributes to aggressive behavior. Scientists also noted a small decrease in the stress hormone cortisol. Interestingly, lymphocytes—cells that help the immune system defend the body from disease—also increased in the Swedish massage participants. Of important note is that these results were seen after a single massage. So, consider making massage therapy a regular part of your health and wellness regimen.

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Pennebaker Building

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210 W. Stone Avenue, Suite LR3

Greenville, SC 29609-5493

Office Hour

Monday – 9am to 7pm

Tuesday – 9am to 7pm

Wednesday – 10am to 12 noon

Thursday – 9am to 7pm

Friday 9am to 4pm

 

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